Henrik Harlaut in action at last year's games. Photo: Jean Pierre Clatot/AP Photo

Snowboarding gold for Olympic hopeful

Snowboarder Henrik Harlaut has won gold in the Big Air event, at the X-Games, taking place in USA's Aspen, Colorado.

He beat Canada's Vincent Gagnier by 93 points to 87, with Kai Mahler from Switzerland coming third.

Last year Harlaut had won Big Air and also taken silver at the Slopestyle event. He hopes for another medal in that event, which will happen during Sunday night, Swedish time.

Henrik Harlaut will also be competing as a snowboarder in the Winter Olympics, and is one of the Swedes with best chance of a gold medal in Sochi.

SVT

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